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The KS I Mua Newsroom showcased more than 330 stories, photo galleries and videos last year highlighting everything from colorful kumu to community partnerships.
The top 10 KS news stories of 2016

The Kamehameha Schools I Mua Newsroom showcased more than 330 stories, photo galleries and videos last year highlighting everything from colorful kumu to community partnerships. In case you missed some, here are the top 10 stories posted to the I Mua Newsroom in 2016, based on their numbers of page views. Click on the headlines to read more.

  1. Family is the foundation of Lemoe Tua’s success
    KS Maui staffers say that PE kumu Lemoe Tua’s height and heft is only matched by the enormous warmth of his heart.
     
  2. KS kumu earn M.Ed. degrees as part of UH’s inaugural Aloha ʻĀina cohort
    Seven KS Kapālama Elementary School teachers earn Master of Education degrees in curriculum studies as part of the two-year program.
     
  3. KS and UH launch four-year scholarship program for Native Hawaiian students
    Makalapua Naʻauao is a unique four-year pilot scholarship program that aims to increase the four-year graduation rate of Native Hawaiian students.
     
  4. ‘Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names’ educates and inspires
    The long-awaited book by KS social studies kumu Leimomi Akana and daughter Kiele Gonzalez is delighting educators, learners, cultural practitioners, scholars and laypeople alike.
     
  5. KSK English kumu Jim Slagel is a righteous role model for students
    KS Kapālama High School English teacher Jim Slagel shows his true colors both in and out of the classroom through servant leadership and personal style.
     
  6. KSK Alumni Week celebrates the unique bond among nā pua a Pauahi
    KS Kapālama Alumni Week is a treasured tradition that began in 1989. The weeklong reunion welcomes alumni back to their alma mater to reconnect and honor the legacy of the schools’ founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.
     
  7. KS and ASU announce educational partnership
    The new partnership with Arizona State University affirms KS’ commitment to foster local and global servant leadership and cultural engagement among Native Hawaiian learners.
     
  8. Nine KS educators earn national teaching certification
    The educators earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 73!
     
  9. Kamehameha seniors talk about their plans following graduation
    Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? A tri-campus collection of seniors share their plans for the future.
     
  10. Student-produced video for Merrie Monarch shares the story of Poliʻahu and Kūkahauʻula
    The video has become a key opportunity to share a Hawai‘i island legend with the world. It is another significant Hawaiian culture-based campus tradition that connects students to their kūpuna.

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